The 1990 Dodgers

Team History: 1951-1997
1990 Record:
86 - 76, 2nd place in N.L. Western Division
Tommy Lasorda
Ramon Martinez, P; Mike Scioscia, C
Home Attendance:

Season Recap:

The 1990 Dodgers were 86-76 and finished 5 games behind the National League Western Division and World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds. The Dodgers showed improvement in the standings in 1990 and had some memorable accomplishments, including a 6-0 no-hitter by Fernando Valenzuela on June 29 against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. To cap the no-hit accomplishment by Valenzuela, Hall of Fame Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully said on the telecast, “If you have a sombrero, throw it to the sky!” It was the seventh Los Angeles Dodgers no-hitter and the first since Jerry Reuss had one in San Francisco on June 27, 1980. Valenzuela went 13-13 on the season. Dodger right-handed starting pitcher Ramon Martinez established himself as a force in the National League as, at age 22, he won 20 games (20-6 overall). The Dominican dandy became the youngest Dodger to win 20 since Ralph Branca, at age 21, won 21 games in 1947. Martinez also had a memorable game against the Atlanta Braves on June 4 at Dodger Stadium when he struck out 18 batters, putting his name alongside Dodger Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax who twice accomplished that total. First baseman Eddie Murray made a run at the National League batting title, finishing at a .330 average (with a team-high 184 hits), second to St. Louis Cardinal Willie McGee’s .335 average. A switch hitter, Murray twice homered from both sides of the plate in a 1990 game, then tying Mickey Mantle for the most times hitting a home run from both sides of the plate (10). Outfielder Kal Daniels led the Dodgers with 27 home runs, while Murray added 26 and Hubie Brooks had 20. All three reached the 20-home run, 90 RBI plateau. It was the first time since 1974 that the Dodgers had three players collect 90 RBI in the same season (Murray 95 RBI, Daniels 94, and Brooks 91). Martinez and rock solid catcher Mike Scioscia (.264 average, 12 home runs, 66 RBI) were selected to represent the Dodgers on the National League All-Star team. The Dodger pitching staff had a major league-leading 29 complete games, topped by Martinez’s 12. Pitcher Mike Morgan had 11 wins, while closer Jay Howell had 16 saves. For the eighth time in their history, the Dodgers topped the three million mark in home attendance during a season (3,002,396). The Dodger organization celebrated its 100th Anniversary season in 1990, with special events at Dodger Stadium including players from past decades introduced at home games. The Dodgers also distributed sheets of baseball cards at select games featuring every player that wore a Dodger uniform. Famous artist LeRoy Neiman was commissioned for an original  painting commemorating 100 years of Dodger baseball and that same artwork was on the front cover of the 1990 Dodger Yearbook. 

Below are the Dodger Front Office department heads and personnel who worked for Peter O’Malley.

Board of Directors
Peter O’Malley, President; Harry M. Bardt; Roland Seidler, Jr., Vice President, Treasurer; Terry O’Malley Seidler, Secretary
Peter O’Malley
Executive Vice President, Player Personnel:
Fred Claire
Vice President, Communications:
Tommy Hawkins
Vice President, Finance:
Bob Graziano
Vice President, Marketing:
Merritt Willey
Vice President, Treasurer:
Roland Seidler, Jr.
Assistant Secretary and General Counsel:
Sam Fernandez
Assistant to the President:
Ike Ikuhara
Controller and Assistant Treasurer:
Ken Hasemann
Director, Community Relations:
Don Newcombe
Community Relations:
Roy Campanella
Director, Data Processing:
Mike Mularky
Director, Human Resources and Administration:
Irene Tanji
Director, Marketing and Promotions:
Barry Stockhamer
Assistant Director, Marketing and Promotions:
Paul Kalil
Director, Minor League Operations:
Charlie Blaney
Director, Publications and Broadcasting Coordinator:
Brent Shyer
Director, Publicity:
Mike Williams
Assistant Director, Publicity:
Jay Lucas
Director, Scouting:
Ben Wade
Assistant Director, Scouting:
Terry Reynolds
Director, Stadium Operations:
Bob Smith
Director, Ticket Department and Stadium Club:
Walter Nash
Managing Director, Dodgertown:
Craig Callan
Traveling Secretary:
Billy DeLury
Team Doctors:
Dr. Frank W. Jobe; Dr. Michael F. Mellman